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Credit the bullpen as Red Sox sweep

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Yes, we know it was only the Orioles.

But when your starter is out of the game after just two innings, and you're already down 6-0 heading into the bottom of the third, you have to figure that if the Red Sox are going to win this game, it's going to be a slugfest.

Photo courtesy of USA Today
The slugfest was all one-sided as Boston put up 13 unanswered runs from the third through the eighth innings in a 13-7 romp over Baltimore to sweep the three-game series.

Nathan Eovaldi started for the Red Sox and got into early trouble by allowing a three-run homer in the top of the first inning and then another pair of runs in the second.

Darwinzon Hernandez allowed a run in the third and then Alex Cora's bullpen put up five scoreless innings as the Red Sox offense went to work.

Rafael Devers (pictured) had a ridiculous 4-for-5 performance with two doubles, a home run, and four runs batted in. J.D. Martinez countered with three hits in his five at bats and a pair of RBI's.

Mitch Moreland got into the act with three hits after entering the game as a pinch hitter.

The Red Sox are off Monday before a two-game set with the Phillies at Fenway and the conclusion of the August 7 suspended game against the Royals on Thursday.

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